World’s Largest Female Surfing Event Features Olympic Gold Medalist

| October 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

The World Surf League (WSL) Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro celebrated its 15th year at the Oceanside Pier in Oceanside this past September.  The nationally televised event is known as the largest female surf contest in the world, with more than 80 of the world’s top pros competing. 

The Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro not only served as the first major all-women’s surf event on the heels of the 2021 Olympics — where surfing debuted as an Olympic sport this summer — it also played a critical role for surfers looking to solidify their position on the 2022 WSL Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT).

“We were thrilled to bring Nissan Super Girl Pro back to Oceanside this year with a full-scale festival and surf contest that was open to the public,” said Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment, the event’s producer. “This event not only showcased the top-ranked surfers in the world, it also served as a springboard to help launch surf careers and provide unmatched mentorship between pros and newcomers. Being the first event in the US after the Olympics and featuring both of the USA Surf Team members has been a thrill.”

Some of the biggest names in surf that competed, included Olympic Gold Medalist Carissa Moore; USA Olympic Team member Caroline Marks; former Super Girl champions Lakey Peterson, Tatiana Weston-Webb, Coco Ho and Sage Erickson; Tia Blanco and Brianna Cope (The Ultimate Surfer TV series); former local champs, Caitlin Simmers (Oceanside) and Samantha Sibley (San Clemente). 

Olympic Gold Medalist Carissa Moore participated in the Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro event.

In addition to the world-class surfing, the event featured an action-packed Festival Village with 16 live concerts and family-friendly activities; the annual Super Girl Gamer Series esports tournaments; an all-female DJ Competition; a women’s adaptive surf contest; a women’s longboarding competition; women’s beach soccer; free classes in fitness, yoga, Zumba, Pilates, wellness and self-defense; celebrity speakers; several panel discussions promoting female leadership and sustainability; a beer garden and food court; and a mentorship event for young surfers with 4-time World Champion Carissa Moore and her Moore Aloha Foundation.  

The Nissan Concert Series also headlined well-known artists such as Sofia Carson, Plain White T’s and Maggie Lindemann. 

The event was supported by Nissan, in conjunction with its California Nissan Dealers, the U.S. Air Force, Jolyn, Paul Mitchell, Legion by Lenovo, Venus, White Claw, the U.S. Marines, the Mission Pacific Hotel, Locals Only Vodka, Frontwave Credit Union and Visit Oceanside.

“Nissan was pleased to continue as title sponsor of the Super Girl Pro Series of events in California,” said Shawn Mirabal, regional vice president, Nissan North America. “By supporting partnerships with the Super Girl Surf and Snow Pro events Nissan has the opportunity to help inspire the next generation of female athletes.”

The event will be televised throughout November and December on Bally Sports and via 15 digital partners, including at and

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